Police out in force over Schoolies Festival

South Australia Police will again be granted special powers to protect school leavers when the Schoolies Festival hits Victor Harbor this weekend.

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Government appoints new Chair of Legal Services Commission

Internationally respected Adelaide lawyer, Jason Karas has been appointed by the Marshall Government as the next Chairperson of the Legal Services Commission of SA (LSC).

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State’s first Judicial Registrar appointed

A senior civil litigator with over 20 years’ experience has been appointed as South Australia’s first Magistrates Court Judicial Registrar.

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Tackling anti-social behaviour in the West End

Stronger police powers will remain in force in Adelaide’s West End, with the Government agreeing to extend the declared public precinct in the district for another 12 months.

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Regulation proposed for foreign lawyers

Lawyers who come to South Australia from overseas and wish to practise foreign law in this state will need to be registered under legislation to be introduced to State Parliament today.  

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New Director of Public Prosecutions to start next week

Supreme Court Justice Martin Hinton will commence work as South Australia’s new Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday 18 November.

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Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Classification of Publications, Films and Computer Games) Bill

Second Reading

I am just looking around in case anyone else was inspired to make a contribution on this bill. I thank the member for Badcoe for her indication of support of this bill. There are a couple of matters that have been raised, and I indicate that I share with the member for Badcoe some of the concerns raised in respect of online matters.

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Legal Practitioners (Foreign Lawyers) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The bill I introduce today is the Legal Practitioners (Foreign Lawyers) Amendment Bill 2019, which amends the Legal Practitioners Act 1981. The main amendments in the bill insert provisions to regulate the practice of foreign law by foreign lawyers in South Australia and to provide for their local registration and regulation.

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Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill

Second Reading

In continuing my remarks, having acknowledged the contribution of members speaking on this bill, I wish to commend the thoughtful contributions respectfully delivered to the benefit of all those listening to this debate. May I also acknowledge Eva Nikitas, who is a legal research officer of our research library here at Parliament House, for her comprehensive work identifying South Australia's current laws, the history of previous attempts, the legal approaches and, of course, the current laws around the country. This is always an important assessment that is done and, on this occasion, it has been admirably carried out by Eva.

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International Day of People with Disability

Motion

I move to amend the motion as follows:

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